9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Island
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Grand Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Gothenburg
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Crawford
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Harrison
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Valentine
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Niobrara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Scotia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Grand Island

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Grand Island

Grand Island
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Hornady Manufacturing Factory Tour has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn the secrets of production at Hornady Manufacturing Factory Tour. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Island journey planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Grand Island. In September in Grand Island, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kearney.

Things to do in Grand Island

Tours

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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Fort Kearny State Historical Park, Cottonmill Lake, Trails & Rails Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, examine the collection at Trails & Rails Museum, explore the activities along Cottonmill Lake, then walk around Fort Kearny State Historical Park, then take an in-depth tour of G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kearney online trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Island to Kearney in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Trails & Rails Museum ©
Trails & Rails Museum

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hours
Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©
Gothenburg is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Original Pony Express Station & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gothenburg Historical Museum, then explore the world behind art at Robert Henri Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at 100th Meridian Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gothenburg holiday app .

Drive from Kearney to Gothenburg in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to North Platte.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cozad
Highlights from your plan
Robert Henri Museum ©
Robert Henri Museum
Gothenburg Historical Museum ©
Gothenburg Historical Museum

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North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard and then shop like a local with Fort Cody Trading Post.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the North Platte trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to North Platte takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Crawford.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard
Fort Cody Trading Post ©
Fort Cody Trading Post

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Crawford

Crawford ©
Crawford is a city in Dawes County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Crawford online travel planner .

You can drive from North Platte to Crawford in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from North Platte to Crawford is minus 1 hour. In September in Crawford, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Harrison.

Things to do in Crawford

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Robinson State Park ©
Fort Robinson State Park
Trailside Museum of Natural History ©

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night
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a village in Sioux County, Nebraska, United States. To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Harrison road trip planning app .

Harrison is just a stone's throw from Crawford. In September in Harrison, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Harrison

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Robinson History Museum ©
Fort Robinson History Museum

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Valentine

Valentine
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valentine trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Harrison to Valentine in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Harrison to Valentine is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Valentine can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll set off for Niobrara on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Niobrara

Niobrara ©
Niobrara is a village in Knox County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Kreycik Elk & Buffalo Tours and then admire the majestic nature at Niobrara State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Niobrara trip planner.

You can drive from Valentine to Niobrara in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Scotia.

Things to do in Niobrara

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Niobrara State Park ©
Niobrara State Park

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Scotia

Scotia ©
Scotia is a village in Greeley County, Nebraska, United States. On the 26th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, then get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area and then go deep underground at Happy Jack Chalk Mine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Scotia trip planner .

Getting from Niobrara to Scotia by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Scotia are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scotia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burwell, Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park ©
Rowse's 1+1 Ranch ©
Rowse's 1+1 Ranch
Happy Jack Chalk Mine ©
Happy Jack Chalk Mine

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